By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Last year, I thought that Northwest Asian Weekly wouldn’t survive to see its 39th anniversary on Jan. 20, which also happens to be President-elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration Day. Some say I was smart to exploit a historical date for our inauguration issue. Nonsense. Thirty-nine years ago, I was just […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The year 2020 will be remembered for more than just the pandemic. How about recognition for the players in a year of contradiction and conflict, drama and anti-climaxes, the highs and lows during COVID? This helps us to understand the dynamics involved in 2020. It’s also a good way […]
Get a dog if you want to feel better, said a medical doctor. I agree, but I am not an animal lover… We never imagined 2020 to be a crazy year—turning the world upside down.
It’s going to be hell for the next three months, some say, as COVID-19 deaths can spike up to as many as 500,000 after the holidays.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY If you think you have done enough for restaurants by ordering takeout, here’s how you can do better… An insensitive customer at a Chinatown-International District (CID) restaurant made me speak out. I was picking up some dim sum recently. The entrance was crowded. Most Asian restaurants have a small […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Do you let the virus win or do you win? I have decided not to let the virus control me. Even though much of the world ceases to function during the pandemic, and my calendar shows no excitement in weeks, I decide to reinvent my days. What I have […]
Nobody saw a pandemic coming. We have endured some impossible times—days that felt like years, and months like a century. Yet, we’ll survive even without family and friends to dine with us during Thanksgiving.
Last week, my husband and I called our relatives in Texas and Pennsylvania, who voted for President Trump. Our conversations didn’t end well… We voted for Biden.
Let’s have some fun with President-elect Joe Biden’s victory and President Trump’s loss. Some writers compare Biden’s story to the movie “Rocky” and even the fairy tale Cinderella for his perseverance, and eventual triumph over adversities.
When I went to bed on Election night, I was agonizing that former Vice President Joe Biden was losing. Then, I woke up the next day, and it was a totally different picture.